SAN JUAN COUNTY
NOXIOUS WEED CONTROL BOARD
ANNUAL PUBLIC HEARING ANNOUNCEMENT
PURPOSE: To review and adopt the 2021 San Juan County Noxious Weed List and to discuss noxious weed control priorities and weed law enforcement guidelines for 2021.
WHEN: Friday, February 5th, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM.
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Date & Time: Feb 12, 2021 08:30 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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The Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board adopted the 2021 Washington State Noxious Weed List on November 10, 2020, adding a new Class A species, Turkish thistle (Carduus cinereus), which was recently found close to Washington in northeastern Oregon and adjacent Idaho. The State Board also adopted changes to the scientific names of several noxious weed species:
- Annual bugloss is now Lycopsis arvensis;
- Japanese knotweed is Fallopia japonica;
- Bohemian knotweed is Fallopia x bohemica;
- Ravenna grass is Tripidium ravennae;
- Scentless mayweed is Tripleurospermum inodorum;
- White cockle is Silene latifolia;
- Meadow knapweed is Centaurea x gerstlaueri;
- Japanese eelgrass is Nanozostera japonica;
- Himalayan blackberry is Rubus bifrons.
Other changes made by the Washington State Noxious Weed Board, including modifications to WAC 16-750, may be viewed at: (https://www.nwcb.wa.gov/whats-new). The state list went into effect on January 1, 2021.
The San Juan County 2021 Noxious Weed List must be adopted by February 28th.
In order for this list to become accepted for San Juan County, it must be approved by the County Noxious Weed Control Board based on public input received at this meeting. The Weed Board requests the public’s insights about local weed distributions as well as suggestions for the 2022 weed list, closing April 30.
For further information, contact the San Juan County Noxious Weed Control Program at (360) 376-3499 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. A draft copy of the proposed 2021 San Juan County Noxious Weed List is available here: 2021 SJC Noxious Weed List Draft.
Read the 2020 Annual Report!
The mission of the San Juan County Noxious Weed Program is to focus on education, prevention, technical assistance and control of noxious weeds through voluntary compliance with RCW 17.10 and WAC 16-750. The Program offers:
- Early Detection and Rapid Response;
- Educational Materials & Programs;
- Noxious Weed Identification and Inventories;
- Site-specific Control Recommendations;
- Weed Control Assistance to Individuals, Organizations & Agencies;
- Weed Wrench Loans to San Juan County Residents.
The Goals of the Noxious Weed Board Are:
- To provide education and outreach services to public and private entities on topics related to invasive plants.
- To provide education-based enforcement and implementation of state and county noxious weed laws.
- To work closely with individuals, property owners, businesses, associations and government agencies in noxious weed control efforts.
- To eradicate all known Class A noxious weeds within the county.
- To Contain or control the spread of all state-designated or county-selected Class B and C noxious weeds within the county.
- To prevent the incursion of newly listed or unlisted weeds of concern on to county lands.
- 2021 SJC Noxious Weed List Draft
- Noxious Weed List FAQs 2019
Brochures and other literature are available online or through the Weed Control Program at 376-3499.
- 2012 San Juan County Biocontrol Summary Table 2
- San Juan_Biocontrol Report 2005-2014
- Introduction to Washington Weed Law
- Photos, Written Findings & Weed Law: Washington State Noxious Weed Board
- King County Weed Identification Photos
- Citizens Guide to Noxious Weeds in King County (pdf)
- Livestock Poisoning Plants of Whatcom County
- Plants Poisonous to Livestock in the Western States
- Field Guide to Noxious & Other Selected Weeds of British Columbia
- PNW Weed Management Handbook
- WTU Herbarium Plant Identification
- Aquatic Weeds King County (pdf)
- Aquatic Plants and Fish Pamphlet WDFW (pdf)
- WA Native aquatic garden plants (pdf)
- Washington IPM Plan for Emergent Aquatic Weeds
- Garden Wise Western Washington Guide
- Non-native Plants of Pacific Coast Forests
- Native Plants for Western Washington Gardens
- Preventing the Spread of Invasive Plants: Best Management Practices
- Invasive Plant Treatment Guide US Forest Service
- San Juan Island Prairie Stewardship Guide
- San Juan Islands National Monument Scoping Report (BLM)
- Noxious Weeds in San Juan County Forests–A Brief Guide
- Protect Your Horses & Livestock From Toxic Plants
- Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board
- Pacific Northwest Invasive Plant Council
- Washington Invasive Species Council
- National Invasive Species Council
- National Invasive Species Information Center
- San Juan Islands Conservation District
- San Juan County Parks, Recreation and Fair
- San Juan County Public Works
- San Juan County Land Bank
- Weed Research & Information Center
- California Invasive Plant Council
- Washington Native Plant Society
- San Juan Islands National Monument (BLM)
- San Juan Island National Historical Park (NPS)
- U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, San Juan Islands and Washington Maritime Complex
- National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) – Oregon State University
- California’s Plant Right (a resource guide for selecting non-invasive plants for your home landscape).
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Weed wrenches may be checked out FOR FREE from the following sources:
Orcas – SJC Noxious Weed Board office in Eastsound (8 wrenches) (360) 376-3499
San Juan -WSU Extension-(2 wrenches) (360) 378-4414; SJC Public Works (360) 370-0500; SJC Land Bank (4 wrenches) (360) 378-4402
Lopez– Public Works Office (2 wrenches) (360) 370-0500
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Noxious Weed Pamphlets
Information on identification, eradication or control (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)
- SJC Blackberry Control 2020
- SJC Bull Thistle Control 2020
- SJC Canada thistle 2020
- SJC Clematis Control 2020
- Common Fennel brochure 2015
- Common Teasel brochure 2015
- English Ivy brochure 2014
- SJC Fennel Control 2020
- Giant Hogweed brochure
- SJC Gorse Control 2020
- SJC Hawthorn Control 2020
- SJC HerbRobert Control 2020
- Hoary Cress poster 2015
- Himalayan & Evergreen Blackberries 2014
- Italian Arum brochure
- Prohibited Plants & Seeds of Washington State
- Scotch (Scot’s) Broom brochure 2014
- Selected Knapweeds of Washington
- Spurge Laurel poster 2015
- Tansy Ragwort brochure 2015
- Washington’s Weed Law brochure 2015
- Yellow Archangel brochure 2015
- SJC YellowflagIris Control 2020